Abby Martin and Mark Crispin Miller: Propaganda and the Engineering of Consent

Abby Martin and Mark Crispin Miller: Propaganda and the Engineering of Consent

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Originally posted June 5, 2016

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jun 4 2016

With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before. The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don’t need, and wars people don’t want. To get a deeper understanding of how propaganda functions in today’s society, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University.

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American Totalitarianism and the Culture of Fake News by Finian Cunningham

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, June 26, 2018
June 27, 2018

American citizens have a problem telling the difference between facts and opinion. That’s the finding of a recent survey carried out by the respected Pew organization.

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Of Fake News and History Suborned (In War and Peace) by Greg Maybury

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by Greg Maybury
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Perth, Western Australia
Pox Amerikana, May 25, 2018
May 28, 2018

We have blind men, one-eyed men, squint-eyed men, men with long sight, short sight, clear sight, dim sight, [and] weak sight. All that is a faithful enough image of our understanding; but we are barely acquainted with [men of] false sight. — Voltaire, The Philosophical Dictionary, Knopf, NY, 1924

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What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

What Was The Creel Committee? by The Anti-Social Socialist

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“In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy – press freedom – by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history.” — Christopher B. Daly, Smithsonian, April 28, 2017

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Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton and Trump by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
johnpilger.com, October 17, 2016
October 28, 2016

The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda.

The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions.

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John Pilger: Obama Is A Corporate Marketing Creation + Transcript

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Don’t get fooled again!

Previously posted September 2, 2009

Socialism 2009: John Pilger: Obama and Empire

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July 31, 2009

Author, journalist, film maker John Pilger speaks at Socialism 2009 http://www.socialistworker.org; wwwhaymarketbooks.org. Filmed by Paul Hubbard at the Womens Building in San Francisco 7-4-09.

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Abby Martin and Mark Crispin Miller: Propaganda and the Engineering of Consent

Amerikan Democracy

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jun 4 2016

With thousands of advertisements seen by Americans everyday, and a corporate media that reinforces the needs of Empire, propaganda in the U.S. is more pervasive and effective than ever before. The manipulation of public opinion through suggestion can be traced back to the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, who discovered that preying on the subconscious mind was the best way to sell products people don’t need, and wars people don’t want. To get a deeper understanding of how propaganda functions in today’s society, Abby Martin interviews Dr. Mark Crispin Miller, professor of Media Studies at New York University.

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Understanding the Latest Leaks is Understanding the Rise of a New Fascism by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
johnpilger.com
20 June 2013

Protect Free Speech Wikileaks = Pentagon Papers 2.0 HIP_322341551.339966

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In his book, ‘Propaganda’, published in 1928, Edward Bernays wrote:

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

The American nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays invented the term “public relations” as a euphemism for state propaganda. Continue reading

The Propaganda System That Has Helped Create a Permanent Overclass Is Over a Century in the Making by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
Originally posted at AlterNet
April 14, 2013

Amerikan Democracy

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Pulling back the curtain on how intent the wealthiest Americans have been on establishing a propaganda tool to subvert democracy.

Where there is the possibility of democracy, there is the inevitability of elite insecurity. All through its history, democracy has been under a sustained attack by elite interests, political, economic, and cultural. There is a simple reason for this: democracy – as in true democracy – places power with people. In such circumstances, the few who hold power become threatened. With technological changes in modern history, with literacy and education, mass communication, organization and activism, elites have had to react to the changing nature of society – locally and globally.

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Noam Chomsky: Elections Are A Public Relations Operation

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Oct 23, 2012 by

Noam Chomsky’s acceptance speech upon receiving the inaugural People Before Profits Award from the Center for Popular Economics on September 27, 2012. He discusses the dysfunctional election and media systems that contribute to the maintenance of a closed and rigged government advancing the agendas of corporations and the wealthy.

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Andrew Gavin Marshall on the High-Tech Police State + Power, Propaganda, and Purpose in American Democracy

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
January 16, 2012

Enough! Stand for Peace and Justice!

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The following is an interview with James Corbett of The Corbett Report:

Writer, researcher and podcast host Andrew Gavin Marshall joins us to discuss the police state, the technologies that undergird it, and how the police state spreads across borders to become an international phenomenon. We talk about methods and techniques of control, and how they serve the interests of the social engineers.

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John Pilger: The War You Don’t See

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with John Pilger

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The new film is a powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

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Flying the Flag, Faking the News By John Pilger

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By John Pilger
Information Clearing House
www.Newstatesman.com
September 02, 2010

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determination to keep waging war. And the same sort of spin is at work here in Britain

Edward Bernays,  the American nephew of Sigmund Freud, is said to have invented modern propaganda. During the First World War, he was one of a group of influential liberals who mounted a secret government campaign to persuade reluctant Americans to send an army to the bloodbath in Europe. In his book Propaganda , published in 1928, Bernays wrote that the “intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society”, and that the manipulators “constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power in our country”. Instead of propaganda, he coined the euphemism “public relations”.

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The Sad Case For Truth! by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
24 July, 2010

Edward Bernays was called the ‘ Father of Public Relations ‘ ….. More appropriately, the ‘ Refiner of propaganda ‘ . So much so that Herr Goebbals, Hitler’s minister of manipulation, was an admirer and student of Bernay’s work. Bernays helped Woodrow Wilson sell United States’ entry into WW 1. He did the same for most of our country’s adventures into foreign lands AKA ‘ Police Actions ‘ . Even Eisenhower played Bernays’ skillful hand while President. What was the technique that made all this successful? As my friend Cheryl , a social scientist who specialized in polling , once told me: ‘ You give me the answer you want and I’ll create the polling questions . ‘

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Breaking the Australian Silence By John Pilger

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By John Pilger
ICH
November 06, 2009

In a speech at the Sydney Opera House to mark his award of Australia’s human rights prize, the Sydney Peace Prize, John Pilger describes the “unique features” of a political silence in Australia: how it affects the national life of his homeland and the way Australians see the world and are manipulated by great power “which speaks through an invisible government of propaganda that subdues and limits our political imagination and ensures we are always at war — against our own first people and those seeking refuge, or in someone else’s country”.

Thank you all for coming tonight, and my thanks to the City of Sydney and especially to the Sydney Peace Foundation for awarding me the Peace Prize. It’s an honour I cherish, because it comes from where I come from.

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